Preliminary results: Albuquerque voters cast ballots in municipal election

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque voters headed to the polls on Tuesday for the municipal election.

On the ballot: four city council seats, a proposed tax increase for BioPark improvements and a proposal to allow the city council to approve the hiring and firing of police and fire chiefs.

Preliminary results show Albuquerque voters are in favor of the tax ordinance that will raise taxes for funding towards the Albuquerque BioPark. There were 10,894 votes in favor and 7,902 against.

Those results also showed voters are in favor of a proposal to allow the city council to approve the hiring and firing of police and fire chiefs. There were 12,071 votes in favor and 6,524 against.

As for the city council seats, district four’s Brad Winter’s ahead at 1,854 votes while Israel Chavez tallied 1,387 votes. District two’s Isaac Benton ran unopposed and ended the night with 2,031 votes.

City Council District Six candidate Patrick M. Davis had the most votes at 1,854, Hess “Hessito” Yntema had 704 votes and Samuel P. Kerwin tallied 304. Also, district eight, Trudy E. Jones, ran unopposed and came in with 2,121 votes.

All polls are closed but some numbers have not been reported and will continue to update.

The votes were tallied from preliminary results and have yet to be certified by officials. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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